SA’s agricultural sector is likely to be spared from heavy job losses anticipated in most sectors due to the economic shock of Covid-19 because it mostly remained open during the lockdown and expects a bumper grain harvest, a key industry body has said.

The pandemic has left the global economy reeling and stocks plummeting amid fears of a jobs bloodbath.

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